Dental on senior dog - Poodle Forum - Standard Poodle, Toy Poodle, Miniature Poodle Forum ALL Poodle owners too!
   

Go Back   Poodle Forum - Standard Poodle, Toy Poodle, Miniature Poodle Forum ALL Poodle owners too! > General Discussion > Other Animals

Other Animals Discuss other animals. Dogs, cats, birds, forum.

PoodleForum.com is the premier Poodle Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-22-2012, 05:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
Points: 27,560, Level: 100 Points: 27,560, Level: 100 Points: 27,560, Level: 100
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Last Achievements
 
mom24doggies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Names of dogs: Baloo, Pepper, Dusty, Sammie, Trevvor, Raven
Poodle Type: Miniature, Toy
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,462
Thanks: 1,415
Thanked 1,548 Times in 728 Posts
Default Dental on senior dog

My old lady dog, Pepper, needs a teeth cleaning. Her teeth aren't in horrible shape, but enough to where I really think she could benefit from a cleaning. Plus I've recently noticed a loose flap of skin on one of her canines, almost like a bit of gum separated from the tooth. I'm sure that needs to be taken care of. The only thing holding me back is that fact that she is 14 and I'm worried about her going under anesthesia. She is healthy, I had bloodwork and a thorough physical done on her a few months ago they didn't find anything wrong with her. Has anyone had experience with this or have any advice?
__________________

"Love is the emotion that a woman feels always for a poodle dog and sometimes for a man." ~George Jean Nathan
mom24doggies is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-23-2012, 10:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
Points: 27,560, Level: 100 Points: 27,560, Level: 100 Points: 27,560, Level: 100
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Last Achievements
 
mom24doggies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Names of dogs: Baloo, Pepper, Dusty, Sammie, Trevvor, Raven
Poodle Type: Miniature, Toy
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,462
Thanks: 1,415
Thanked 1,548 Times in 728 Posts
Default

Bump....anyone?
__________________

"Love is the emotion that a woman feels always for a poodle dog and sometimes for a man." ~George Jean Nathan
mom24doggies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 11:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
Points: 26,026, Level: 100 Points: 26,026, Level: 100 Points: 26,026, Level: 100
Activity: 2.6% Activity: 2.6% Activity: 2.6%
Last Achievements
 
schnauzerpoodle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 2,364
Thanks: 1,907
Thanked 1,634 Times in 739 Posts
Send a message via AIM to schnauzerpoodle
Default

Given that she is already 14, I would not let her go under. I think I would continue to brush her teeth and not do anything intrusive.
schnauzerpoodle is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to schnauzerpoodle For This Useful Post:
ArreauStandardPoodle (11-27-2012), CharismaticMillie (08-24-2012), mom24doggies (08-24-2012)
Old 08-24-2012, 07:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
Points: 14,680, Level: 83 Points: 14,680, Level: 83 Points: 14,680, Level: 83
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Last Achievements
 
Poodlemama99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Names of dogs: Omar, Maggie, Nicholas, Penelope, Kensi
Poodle Type: Black, red, silver creme phantom, black white Parti and chocolate white parti
Location: Mentor, Ohio
Posts: 985
Thanks: 114
Thanked 1,017 Times in 485 Posts
Default

I agree that I would not put a 14 year old through anesthesia. Too risky. Omar has nasty teeth but after consulting with the vet we decided to leave them alone. He still eats great and Lila did not have teeth by the time she was 6 and she lived until almost 13 without them. Lol. I think by the time they are seniors they deserve to be comfortable but not doing a lot of unnecessary tests and procedures. JMHO of course. Everyone needs to decide what is right for their own dogs.


Sent from my iPad using PG Free
__________________
Poodlemama (Omar 14, Maggie 9, Nicholas 7, Penelope 2, Kensi 1 (RIP Lila)
Poodlemama99 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Poodlemama99 For This Useful Post:
mom24doggies (08-24-2012)
Old 08-24-2012, 08:13 AM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
Points: 27,560, Level: 100 Points: 27,560, Level: 100 Points: 27,560, Level: 100
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Last Achievements
 
mom24doggies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Names of dogs: Baloo, Pepper, Dusty, Sammie, Trevvor, Raven
Poodle Type: Miniature, Toy
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,462
Thanks: 1,415
Thanked 1,548 Times in 728 Posts
Default

Thanks y'all! I just felt like maybe I should do something for her since I feel like she's got some more years left in her, and I know I wouldn't want to live with a yucky mouth. However, it IS risky and maybe I should just give her chew every day for a month and see if that helps.
__________________

"Love is the emotion that a woman feels always for a poodle dog and sometimes for a man." ~George Jean Nathan
mom24doggies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2012, 05:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
Points: 14,680, Level: 83 Points: 14,680, Level: 83 Points: 14,680, Level: 83
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Last Achievements
 
Poodlemama99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Names of dogs: Omar, Maggie, Nicholas, Penelope, Kensi
Poodle Type: Black, red, silver creme phantom, black white Parti and chocolate white parti
Location: Mentor, Ohio
Posts: 985
Thanks: 114
Thanked 1,017 Times in 485 Posts
Default

Teeth are over rated. Here is my precious angel Lila about 6 months before she died. She was so adorable even with no teeth to keep her tongue in. God I loved that little girl. She was our Queen. Dental on senior dog-imageuploadedbypg-free1345853763.594970.jpg


Sent from my iPad using PG Free
__________________
Poodlemama (Omar 14, Maggie 9, Nicholas 7, Penelope 2, Kensi 1 (RIP Lila)
Poodlemama99 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Poodlemama99 For This Useful Post:
mom24doggies (08-24-2012), sophiebonita (08-24-2012)
Old 08-24-2012, 08:44 PM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
Points: 27,560, Level: 100 Points: 27,560, Level: 100 Points: 27,560, Level: 100
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Last Achievements
 
mom24doggies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Names of dogs: Baloo, Pepper, Dusty, Sammie, Trevvor, Raven
Poodle Type: Miniature, Toy
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,462
Thanks: 1,415
Thanked 1,548 Times in 728 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Poodlemama99 View Post
Teeth are over rated. Here is my precious angel Lila about 6 months before she died. She was so adorable even with no teeth to keep her tongue in. God I loved that little girl. She was our Queen. Attachment 27018


Sent from my iPad using PG Free
What a cutie! The little toothless dogs are growing on me.

I'm just worried her mouth might be uncomfortable for her. She still chews ok and everything, but her breath is a little, well, gross. But it sounds like y'all think it's too risky so we'll stick to chews and maybe a little scraping with a scaler. thanks again!
__________________

"Love is the emotion that a woman feels always for a poodle dog and sometimes for a man." ~George Jean Nathan
mom24doggies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 09:41 PM   #8 (permalink)
Member
Points: 1,584, Level: 23 Points: 1,584, Level: 23 Points: 1,584, Level: 23
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Last Achievements
 
-Lilith-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Names of dogs: Lilith
Poodle Type: Standard
Location: Utah
Posts: 87
Thanks: 13
Thanked 78 Times in 42 Posts
Default

Try tropiclean's teeth gel. I know many people who swear by it and it has helped their dogs teeth.


Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com Free App
-Lilith- is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to -Lilith- For This Useful Post:
mom24doggies (11-27-2012)
Old 11-26-2012, 10:24 PM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
Points: 59,023, Level: 100 Points: 59,023, Level: 100 Points: 59,023, Level: 100
Activity: 100.0% Activity: 100.0% Activity: 100.0%
Last Achievements
Award-Showcase
 
MollyMuiMa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Names of dogs: Molly
Poodle Type: MPooX
Location: San Diego CA
Posts: 6,324
Thanks: 9,001
Thanked 8,855 Times in 3,985 Posts
Default

I agree with everyone else, don't risk it! I hear the spray on tooth cleaners help with plaque removal. Maybe one of those products and a raw chicken wing twice a week would help? It's worth a try, to avoid putting a geriatric dog under anesthesia!
MollyMuiMa is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to MollyMuiMa For This Useful Post:
mom24doggies (11-27-2012)
Old 11-27-2012, 04:25 AM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
Points: 382,948, Level: 100 Points: 382,948, Level: 100 Points: 382,948, Level: 100
Activity: 44.9% Activity: 44.9% Activity: 44.9%
Last Achievements
 
ArreauStandardPoodle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Names of dogs: Holly, Iris and Wiz, Quincy and Journey
Poodle Type: Standard red and black
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 10,332
Thanks: 10,584
Thanked 10,206 Times in 3,268 Posts
Default

Have you seen Leba lll ? It is a spray that greatly reduces tartar. I know some people who swear by it. It is a tiny wee bottle and is about $70, but the bottle lasts about 6 months when used as directed.
__________________

Arreau Standard Poodles
ArreauStandardPoodle is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ArreauStandardPoodle For This Useful Post:
mom24doggies (11-27-2012)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dog a bit off? Consider dental health...graphic photo spoowhisperer Poodle Health 8 12-14-2010 12:56 PM
Pros/Cons of adopting a senior dog....need opinions! redcricket Poodle Talk 17 11-09-2010 07:43 AM
Great senior dog available in MI kuriooo Poodle Talk 4 06-14-2010 08:02 PM
Senior Dog incontinence *tina* Other Animals 3 01-09-2010 01:10 PM
Senior Dog Food CurlyDog General Off-Topic Chat 2 10-02-2008 05:01 PM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:25 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
All (C) PoodleForum.com
PetGuide.com
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Retriever Breeds Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum